A new report prepared for the Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing is showing a resurgence in that sector with tourists visiting the state spending more.
The report shows that while the number of visitors to Vermont since 2009 increased 1-point-8 percent, visitor spending has jumped 19-point-4 percent. Most of the increase in spending from the 14 million visitors to the state was for lodging and food.
A Vermont town commission that handles water and sewer matters has reaffirmed its vote to stop putting fluoride in the water supply
Bradford Water and Sewer Commission Chairman Robert Nutting says he favors eliminating fluoride because he's unaware of "how much is too much" to add.
The Valley News reports he said he understands the state recommended a safe dosage, but he said the combination of fluoride in the water supply, toothpaste and other products could push a person over that limit.
The Vermont Supreme Court has ruled that a judge can impose restrictions on a search warrant in an electronic privacy case.
The state had complained that a lower court judge had placed too many restrictions on a search warrant that Burlington police had obtained for a man's computer and other electronic devices in an identity theft investigation.
Police believed a Burlington man had used a computer to apply for credit cards in the name of an elderly New York state man.
A special panel looking at the fiscal problems facing Vermont's transportation system is preparing a report for lawmakers on how to fix the problems.
Vermont also facing a downturn in state gasoline tax revenues at the same time federal aid is expected to decline. Lawmakers in the coming session are expected to grapple with where to get the money to build and maintain the state's roads and bridges.
Senator Charles Schumer is sharpening his warning that if Congress, and the House in particular, does not pass the Farm Bill, consumers may see the price of milk double and dairy farmers lose any price stability.